Medical marijuana dispensary to open in D.C.
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, May, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
The Popeyes on 8th Street Southeast sells the typical fare of fried chicken and biscuits, but the space upstairs from the fast food restaurant will soon sell something a little more unusual and a lot more green.
A mere two miles from the U.S. Department of Justice, Metropolitan Wellness Center, one of three medical marijuana dispensaries preparing to open in the district within the next few months, will sell dried cannabis, edibles and paraphernalia to qualifying individuals.
Proponents say medical marijuana can help patients manage pain and deal with other symptoms of diseases such as cancer. But marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
“It’s hilarious, isn’t it?” said Vanessa West, Metropolitan Wellness Center’s general manager. “It’s funny, the public has it in their heads that people are going to be up here smoking and then going downstairs to eat chicken.”
Medical marijuana was approved in the district in 1998, though Congress, which controls the city’s budget, blocked implementation until recently.
Despite pot’s illegal status federally, 19 states, most recently Maryland, have passed legislation allowing the distribution of medical marijuana. Voters in both Colorado and Washington state passed referendums in November al-lowing the recreational use of pot.
Read more: http://times-news.com
Cannabis Oil Cures Terminal Illness
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, May, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
In the cold and sometimes inhospitable environment of Nova Scotia, those suffering from life-threatening terminal illnesses such as cancer were suddenly finding relief. They can thank Rick Simpson and his miracle marijuana oil.
Located in one of Canada’s smallest provinces, everybody knew Rick Simpson in the town of McCann. Some knew Rick because he has shared his secret to life with them, others because they believe him to be a crackpot; little more than a geriatric pot peddler.
Stating the most basic of facts, Rick points out ”you can’t deny your own eyes, now can you? Here’s someone that was dying of cancer… and they’re not dying anymore.”
As dozens of major scientific studies have recently demonstrated, Rick was right. In both the lab tests and tests performed on animals, the active cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant are nothing short of a miracle drug.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
Marijuana Breathalyzer Test Could Be Near
Category: News | Posted on Wed, May, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
One of the problems with medical marijuana, at least from cops' perspective, is that pot is hard to detect in the field, and many drivers could be getting away with DUI because they're high but not drunk. Nearly one-third of fatal California crashes involve drugged drivers.
The problem inspired one California legislator to propose a law that would trigger a DUI case for anyone whose blood test shows even a trace of cannabis in their system. That could be problematic if you're a medical patient who toked yesterday but was stopped by police today.
Even worse: A pot breathalyzer might be on the horizon:
Researchers in Sweden recently discovered that marijuana and even cocaine and meth could be detected by a roadside breathalyzer test. (Sort of -- see more below).
Not just any breathalyzer, either:
The academics from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm used a "commercially available breath sampler" called SensAbues and successfully ID'd 12 substances on the breath of some of the 40 volunteers they examined, according to a summary.
Read more: http://blogs.laweekly.com
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